Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.
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Clean Water - Latest News
January 12th, 2012
The Sierra Club, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization, is seeking a independent, dedicated, skilled individual as a Conservation Program Coordinator for the Ohio Chapter’s Clean Water Campaign. The Conservation Program Coordinator while be part time 20 hrs a week with benefits. The Coordinator will work from home with frequent travel throughout North East Ohio and to Columbus.
January 9th, 2012
The Great Lakes Compact, signed in 2008, has the potential to safeguard our water supply and foster healthy, sustainable and vibrant communities for centuries to come. HB 473 breaks that promise and allows industry virtually unlimited water while leaving little for the public and environment.
HB 473 threatens our water supply by allowing industry to withdraw over 89 million gallons in a single day, leaves our highest quality rivers unprotected, and limits public participation in the permitting process.
Please Call on Senator Hite 614-466-8150 to amend Hb 473 to protect Lake Erie! Read More
November 30th, 2011
In Youngstown Ohio, on Saturday Nov. 26, the Ohio Clean Water Campaign trained local citizens to become water sentinels. Water sentinels work together to share data, information, and protect our water at the source. Check out the excellent story about how citizen scientist are raising fracking awareness. Read More
It is hard to believe that in 2011, Ohio is still considering permitting strip mining for coal in environmentally sensitive areas. Yet the proposed 347 acre Joy Hollow strip mine would endanger the high quality Federal Creek Watershed by requiring the relocation of 5.5 miles of streams and destruction of 6 acres of wetlands.
September 13th, 2011
For the most part, the stars lined up for Lake Erie this summer when compared to 2010. The bad news is the combined sewer overflows from the Detroit wastewater plant coming into Lake Erie are amongst the worst ever with 28 billion gallons (1 billion of this is untreated raw sewage) dumped into Lake Erie from January 1 thru August 5, 2011. Read More